' homage to Senator John Thune ("the perfect boy from a Thornton Wilder play") is good and useful. He reminds us that there are some thoughtful (perhaps too quiet, too modest) conservative politicians out there who might make a splash at some point. Mitch Daniels
, the Governor of Indiana, might be another such worth eyeballing. I do think, in passing, that Brooks' is a bit too careful about criticizing Obama. While it is true that he is talented, it has also become obvious that he is not as talented as his supporters thought he was (or for that matter, as he himself thought). I am beginning to conclude that Obama lacks what Aristotle called "authority," but more on that at another time.
12:13 PM / November 13, 2009